Photo Challenge: Thirds in Ruins

This week’s challenge: compose your subject off-center, obeying the Rule of Thirds. Come, visit Kolmanskop, where diamonds once created an impossible dream..


People used to live here, sheltered from the sand storms in the desert. In the end, the wind won…


Wind, sand, rocks. Mother Nature in an unforgiving mood…


The people tried, though. The desalination plant supplied short-lived hope.

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But only for a while. The dreams couldn’t match the reality. Only the walls remain, a silent monument to the men and women who dared to imagine they could tame the wilderness. The final chapter had an inevitable ending…

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